David Karaffa

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

Executive Producer

Woodside Bible Church

Lead team of 15 volunteers in the Technical Arts department for this 5 campus, 9000-member church, including videographers, editors, talent, and stage crew. Direct team in creating weekly shows, video segments for services and website announcements. Shoot in studio and in the field with ENG gear. Edit segments, create and insert graphics, add music and sound effects, and provide direction to ensure each project completion is on time and within budget. Train volunteers and work with leaders in generating themes and storylines.* Instrumental in the development and production of the 30-week show Get Real, coordinating each story in the program from storyboard to finished DVD (http://www.woodsidebible.org/media/category/get-real/).

Nov 2008 - Sep 2009

Volunteer Video Coordinator

Woodside Bible Church

Offered assistance to the communications department within the church. Coordinated and completed several promotional pieces including developing ideas with ministry leaders, scheduling interviews and shoots, setting up lights, running audio and shooting the interview. Edited footage, created and added graphics, added music and placed on DVD or website.* Trained 15 staff members in editing shortcuts and proper usage of programs.

Mar 2007 - Sep 2008

Production Coordinator

Jack Morton Worldwide

Edited pieces using the Sony Vegas system and authored and burned CD's for clients. Assisted in preparing the GM (General Motors) celebration GMnext which celebrated the first 100 years of business. Coordinated all travel arrangement for more than 50 people traveling to 10 cities to attend music festivals all over the world as part of the celebration. Plans made included fight arrangements, hotel reservations, and ground and on-site transportation for the talent, crew and executives from GM and two other agencies in the travel party. Obtained visas and passports for crew and talent. Developed and submitted monthly expense reports to GM.* Edited video for programs including pieces for a GMstyle event with a behind the scenes look at GMnext with Rick Waggoner, and a Jackson Barrett auto auction for the first ZR1 Corvette with Jay Leno.* Authored and duplicated DVDs and digitized footage while maintaining a video library.* Came in under budget on travel expenses without any stranded travelers.* Developed all collateral material used in coordinating and managing the travel arrangements including travel forms and expense spread sheets using Excel.

Education

Education

Diploma

Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Studied Radio and TV Production

Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

Associates Of Applied Sciences

Baker College

Studied Digital Video Production

Skills

Skills

Lighting

Can set lights for studio or on location.

Video camera operation

Use of Mini dv cameras to HD cameras.

Video Editing

Currently using Final Cut Pro.

Interest

Video production, shooting, editing, dogs and dog rescue, mountain biking, traveling.

Objective

Resourceful and detailed-oriented Executive Producer with substantial experience and education in innovating video production and development. Lead teams in production and editing, mentoring and supporting through entire project. Works well in fast paced environments.

Certifications

Certifications

Final Cut Pro 6

Apple

Final Cut Pro 7

Apple